Network Marketing, Affiliate Marketing or Building a Small Business
After a year of trying to build my network marketing business with the help of the internet, I had one of those ah-ha moments after closely watching some of the bigger names in the internet marketing industry. I also came to a stark realization that you can NOT simply write posts about your home based business, and expect people to be wowed by the products, and sign up to be a distributor.
You have to offer more than just a business opportunity, you have to provide solutions to people’s everyday problems.
The Problem with Putting All Your Eggs in the Network Marketing Basket
Many of the experienced Leaders in Network Marketing, are still teaching the same tired techniques that worked in the 90’s. Sorry but it’s just not true that you can’t build a business online, and the only way to build a business is through your warm market…friends and family.
What if you don’t have 5000 people ready to follow you from your last network marketing company? What if you have a passion for writing that hasn’t been utilized? What if you have a knowledge in your industry that will help others solve problems in their careers?
The “old school” leaders usually have a following and an extensive network that allows them to build quickly, establish trust because of their past noted accomplishments, and gives them a huge advantage over many people in the industry.
I’m here to tell you that people CAN build a business online with affiliate marketing, sponsor some people into a network marketing business, as well as explore their passions of helping others through education or inspiration.
Bottom Line is This…Network Marketing is a Tough Business but if you learn new online marketing skills, you can achieve success at just about whatever business you decide to focus on. That includes sponsoring more people in your Network Marketing business.
Where Do You Start to Make Money Online or Through Affiliate Marketing?
People here on my site, and others all over the world are looking for answers, looking for the truth about what REALLY works. There is sooo much noise and static of information on internet marketing, and it’s really difficult to figure out what works in building a solid income online.
The cool part of what I just said, is if you want to get leads for your network marketing opportunity, or small business, there is a “hidden” income opportunity within the online community for those willing to learn the valuable lesson I’m about to share with you.
There is an incredible opportunity to make “right now” income showing others the proper tools they need to get their own online presence set up, or teaching skills that you possess that can help others out there in cyberspace.
The reality is that most people don’t have the skills to speak in a room full of people, lead thousands of people to the promised land, and that’s ok too.
There are other ways to make money part time than just building a network marketing business.
So no matter what your personality type, how you look, talk, dress, or what social economic network you are in, you have just as good a chance to be successful online as anyone.
Welcome to the world of Attraction Marketing…this is a huge global marketplace, and YOU have your own place in it!
Attraction Marketing is a concept that is much talked about in the internet marketing circles in that we attract different types of people by who we are as individuals, writing styles, backgrounds, etc. With that said, I’m a 44 year old male with 6 kids, active lifestyle, interests in helping others with internet marketing, with an end goal of having a successful self-generating income online.
I now write about Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Loyalty Programs, Blogging, Video Marketing or other forms of marketing that will help just about anyone earn more income online or offline in a small business.
I’m a small business marketing consultant in Birmingham AL so my personal niche is SEO for Websites and Video here, and selling programs online that will help people be more successful on the internet.
My wife is 29 years old and holding for a few years, and she writes about her passions, divorce issues, Religious Values, etc at www.christyslifelessons.com. Her passions and skill set are completely different than mine. She’s not at all technical, and doesn’t want to be.
My point being people that view her site, and like its content, may not like what I am writing about or vice versa.
Everyone has a niche, and you don’t have to be a professional to make money online.
Niche Blogging or Building a Small Business Website Can Absolutely Make Money
I’ve seen many, many people come from virtual obscurity that have developed very successful businesses both online and offline in the world of Network Marketing.
I’ve also seen many people start a blog about “anything” (home decor, cooking sandwiches, internet marketing, animal interests) that are making a tremendous amount of income through affiliate marketing. Affiliate Marketing is basically a method of driving traffic to a website, and selling related items to your content in and around your website or blog.
For example, I love helping small businesses grow or help people build home-based businesses online or offline. There is a methodology to build both ways, and if we follow proven systems, your success is inevitable as long as you are marketing solid products or opportunities.
In this article, I wanted to discuss internet marketing and how it really works. I now know for a fact that you can get quality leads and contacts online if you set up a good blog, and/or produce good videos.
Making Money Through Affiliate Marketing
However, you’ll need different tools and services to be as effective as you can be. To give you an idea, here are a few of the top things that I write about, and an example of affiliate marketing links at work:
- Blogging – People wanting to start an online business need a blog. I recommend BlueHost.com for hosting of a new blog, a current website, manage your domains, or use if you are an advanced blogger. It’s simple to set up, and you can have your blog up in minutes! As I write about blogging, I can share my link for those who are ready to get started. I know BlueHost is awesome for web hosting, easy to set-up for blogs, and its a great tip for anyone interested in building online. If I make a small affiliate commission for offering that advice, that’s great, but I’m not worried if I don’t.
- Link Building and Content Syndication – A common mistake people make is thinking they can start a blog and get instant traffic. There is virtually NO chance to get traffic unless you have back links to your blog, and that your content is getting syndicated (likes and shares from social media sites). I offer advice on that all the time, and I tell everyone about 2 companies that I love for content submission (video and articles) and content syndication. Magic Submitter is what I use for content submission to over 2000 sites for backlinking, but Tribe Pro is THE #1 tip I can give a new person for instant traffic. You can literally become a rock star within Tribe Pro within a few weeks if you work hard at networking. Both these products are AWESOME, and I want everyone to know, but as a trainer you give away valuable information in order to gain followers.
- Wealthy Affiliate University – If you want an Affiliate Marketing Training Program that is set up in courses and perfectly structured, that’s Wealthy Affiliate. This course is, with no hype, the best training and support program for learning affiliate marketing online. Here’s the real deal,
there are scams all over the place trying to lure you into buying gimmicks for links, tricks, you name it…promising you rags to riches income. If you don’t have a solid foundation of content, methodology on building sustainable traffic long-term, you have zero chance to make money online. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you blogging fundamentals, SEO principles, Video Marketing, Niche Building, Content Creation, back link strategies, Social Media strategies, you name it…All in a structured, learn as you go structured internet marketing training course.
Again, on all these affiliate products if I happen to make a commission that’s great, but I help every customer learn how to use those services too. There is a big difference in writing just to sell versus writing to train and teach.
Affiliate Marketers Use Givers Gain Mentality
There is so much literal CRAP and information out there, it’s very difficult to know what works or who to trust. In Attraction Marketing, give most of your best secrets away and it will serve you well. If you’re passionate about a tip or service that will help someone, it will come across as genuine and it can become a win-win for everyone involved. Your reader gets a great idea or service, and you may get a commission in the process.
Finally, starting a blog to help build your Network Marketing business, affiliate marketing, or to build traffic for any small business, can pay huge dividends. I’ve met some AMAZING people online that are now my friends as well as business partners.
Be genuine, be yourself, and when you’re writing an article or making a video do so with a servant’s heart. When you do that consistently (daily or weekly) you are on your way to building a very nice income with both affiliate products, and ultimately your Network Marketing opportunity.
I wish you all the best!